SOTU FACT CHECK: PRESIDENT TRUMP SPENT 2017 FIGHTING TO RAISE HEALTH COSTS, REDUCE COVERAGE AND UNDERMINE PROTECTIONS FOR PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS
President Trump’s Claim: “I have directed my Administration to make fixing the injustice of high drug prices one of our top priorities. Prices will come down.” [State of the Union, 1/30/18]
SOTU FACT CHECK: PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TAX SCAM TARGETS TAX CUTS TO THE WEALTHIEST AND TO LARGE CORPORATIONS
President Trump Claim: “Our massive tax cuts provide tremendous relief for the middle class and small businesses… Since we passed tax cuts, roughly 3 million workers have already gotten tax cut bonuses – many of them thousands of dollars per worker.” [State of the Union, 1/30/18]
President Trump Claim: “All Americans deserve accountability and respect — and that is what we are giving them. So tonight, I call on the Congress to empower every Cabinet Secretary with the authority to reward good workers — and to remove Federal employees who undermine the public trust or fail the American people.” [State of the Union, 1/30/18]
President Trump Claim: “Since the election, we have created 2.4 million new jobs, including 200,000 new jobs in manufacturing alone. After years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages. Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low…African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded, and Hispanic American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in history.” [State of the Union, 1/30/18]
Last month, Pfizer – a big drug company pocketing a big tax cut from the GOP tax scam – laid off 300 workers.
Today, Pfizer announced just how massive the tax cut is: an $11 billion gain from the GOP tax scam.
So … what happened to the ‘higher growth, higher wages, and more JOBS?’
On CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time, Leader Pelosi Slams GOP’s Irresponsible Decision to Release Misleading Memo
Tonight, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi appeared on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo where she spoke out against House Republicans’ dangerous irresponsibility in releasing a bogus, misleading memo authored by Chairman of the Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes.
Tonight, the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee will vote to release Chairmen Devin Nunes’ bogus memo, creating grave implications for our national security. Just last week, that the Justice Department concluded that its release would be ‘extraordinarily reckless’ and cause irreparable ‘harm to national security and to ongoing investigations.’
Yesterday, Speaker Ryan thanked Republican mega-donors Charles and David Koch for being ‘such a critical part of our historic success in 2017,’ highlighting their support for the GOP tax scam (and of him).
When President Trump tweeted last May that our country needed a ‘good shutdown,’ OMB Director Mick Mulvaney wholeheartedly agreed.
Republicans promised the GOP tax scam would create jobs, raises wages and provide a tax ‘miracle’ for middle class families.
But here’s the reality: even as Republicans’ corporate friends pocket the massive windfall from the tax scam, they’re quietly laying off thousands of American workers: